Heroes and Hearts in San Francisco, 2013

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation recently held its eighth annual "Heroes & Hearts" awards luncheon.
Larry Baer, Mayor Ed Lee, Pam Baer
Larry Baer, Mayor Ed Lee, Pam Baer

The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation recently held its eighth annual “Heroes & Hearts” awards luncheon. For 2013, it was held on the field of AT&T Park, which presented an excellent setting for guests to view the one-of-a-kind 400 pound heart sculptures created by Linda Adreveno, Shay Davis, Pere Gifre, Saul Levy, Judith Lippe, Trinh Mai, Shilo Ratner and Betsy L. Wolff.

The award recognizes those who have demonstrated exceptional community service. Heroes include San Francisco Police Officers John Cathey and David Sands, Rochelle Dicker MD, and Oncology Social Workers, Carol Lam and Rachel Orkand, MSW, LCSW.

Sue Carlisle, Susan Currin, Mayor Ed Lee, Stephanie Bray
Sue Carlisle, Susan Currin, Mayor Ed Lee, Stephanie Bray

“This year’s heroes are exceptional leaders whose compassion and dedication has improved our community,” says Executive Director, Stephanie Bray.

“They are leading by example to help make San Francisco a better place for all its citizens. They have sought to improve the lives of former gang members in the Mission, to stop the revolving door of violent injuries in the City, and to provide quality and personal care for cancer patients. San Francisco General Hospital Foundation honors these local heroes in order to inspire others to create positive change in their communities.”

Charlotte Shultz, Judy Guggenhime, Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White
Charlotte Shultz, Judy Guggenhime, Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White

Pam Baer, Jennifer Brokaw – Dr. Shannon Tyne, Katie Albright


OJ Shansby, Lucinda Crocker, Cynthia Woods – Supervisor Malia Cohen, Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Mary Poland, Gretchen de Baubigny – Eleanor Myers, Lisa Goldman

Heart by Trinh Mah – Connie Shanahan, Kevin Shanahan

Merla Zellerbach, Hilary Armstrong, Helen Hilton Raiser – Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, Charlotte Shultz